High Fashion, College Wallet Special: Oscars

With the Oscars quickly approaching, it is always fun to look back on some of the best looks from past years. 2011 had quite a few stunning red carpet looks, but actress Mila Kunis’ lilac lace Elie Saab gown was certainly one of the most striking. Romantic and glamorous, this fresh look was absolutely stunning, and with a few changes it can be made into an equally glam everyday ensemble. A key element to this outfit is color and fabric. To emulate this ensemble, Tobi.com has a “Cross My Lace Back Top” ($22) that combines this fantastic shade of lilac … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Special: Oscars

High Fashion, College Wallet: Helmut Lang

The Helmut Lang Autumn/Winter 2014 show at New York Fashion Week this month delivered as expected, featuring monochrome outfits in dark colors, as well as showcasing styles in cherry reds and with abstract patterns. Created by Austrian designer Helmut Lang in 1986, the Helmut Lang brand exists today under the ownership of Japan’s Link Theory — known for its monochromatic, minimalist designs, typically drawing inspiration from a palette of white, black and brown — after its acquisition by Prada. A standout piece in the 2014 collection included an oversized black mohair sweater coat paired with a knee-length black and white … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Helmut Lang

Fur, Faux and a Middle Ground: All Things Considered

In the days following the Fall/Winter 2014 season of New York Fashion Week, press outlets and fans alike noticed a strong resurgence in fur and animal skins on the catwalks. From ombré-dyed bomber jackets at Marc Jacobs to thick furry frocks in neutral tones at Michael Kors, it seems as though fur is back to its spot as one of fashion’s most coveted materials. That being said, perhaps the time has come for designers to ditch the fur and leather for chic alternatives. But can it really be done across the entire industry, and should it? I am not so … Continue reading Fur, Faux and a Middle Ground: All Things Considered